Tag: Food

Takeaways from open data panel at GFIA

The GFIA panel session, organised by GODAN (with GFAR and CTA), explored open data for agricultural innovation by linking different actors of the open data value chain together. Data on all aspects of agriculture increases every year. Yet often this data sits

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AgriHack open data prize winners: MobiElectro!

Congratulations to Mpfumeri Errence Baloyi and Solly Sifiso Cossa – Pretoria, South Africa – from MobiElectro, the winner of the Best Use of Open Data category in the Durban AgriHack Challenge! The GODAN prize provides MobiElectro with 3000 euros cash and 2000 euros

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Revolutionising our food and farming industry

Elizabeth Truss has encouraged farmers and the food industry to seize the opportunities offered by open data as the global population grows towards 9 billion.The Secretary of State was speaking at an Open Data Institute conference: ODI Futures Agriculture, December 2, where she reiterated

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Open Data & Farming 101

By Ben Schaap, Tim Davies and Ana Brandusescu What is open data? We all make decisions everyday based on different sources of information. Much of that information ultimately starts out as digital data. Open data is about changing the default,

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Climate Smart Agriculture and Open Data at COP21

Partners of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative call for political leaders at COP21 to make the most obvious data open; “farmers need weather data in order to adapt to climate change”. Climate Change and Agriculture

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Open data & Climate change – Agriculture trends for COP21

Partners of the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative call for political leaders at COP21 to make the most obvious data open; “farmers need weather data in order to adapt to climate change.”   What is the

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Open data for agricultural innovation at GFIA Africa

GODAN is excited to participate and present at the 3rd PAFO Continental Briefing and the Open Technology Forum at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture – GFIA Africa. 3rd PAFO Continental Briefing presentation The Briefing is organised by the Pan African

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CTA AgriHack in Durban

As one of GODAN’s components is innovation, we aim to explore opportunities and challenges that arise from using datasets and encourage youth to innovate. GODAN will sponsor the CTA AgriHack Durban Hackathon Challenge winners for the Best Use of Open

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Mobile putting data in people’s hands in Ghana

“It’s really powerful. It’s in people’s hands; it’s in people’s homes. How do we use it for the greater good?”. GODAN partner VOTO Mobile is a three-year old Ghana-based tech startup and social enterprise which helps businesses, governments, and NGOs use

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Juma Ngomuo explains the ‘Google for farmland’ in Tanzania

Tanzanian GODAN partner Agrinfo uses geodata to share farmland information and enable farmers to better manage their land. The organization does this, explains marketing director Jumo Ngomuo, by collecting the GPS locations of farms and assessing their ownership and area size,

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